icon_innovationH2 Innovation Award

H2 Innovation Award is a comprehensive hydrogen tech event comprising presentations and an awards ceremony, open to participation by SMBs, large enterprises, and startups. It is not a presentation as a side event of the exhibition, but an independent official award. It is an event to promote exchanges within the hydrogen industry such as hydrogen production, storage/transportation, utilization (mobility, etc.), automotive parts, IT, and services.

H2 Innovation Award is a place to showcase new ‘technologies /products’ related to hydrogen industry and consists of each field of the hydrogen industry(hydrogen production, storage/transportation,utilization(mobility, etc)). By discovering innovative technologies in each field and selecting excellent companies, the award aims to create industry recognition, high publicity effects, and global business opportunities.

Join the H2 Innovation Award 2022 which discovers innovative hydrogen companies.

icon_innovationA tech award ceremony that's an opportunity for presentations, exhibitions, and networking

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    Pitch Presentations


    1. Document screening : Applications, technology/product descriptions, etc.
    2. Preliminary winners : 10 companies


    1. Eight-minute pitch and seven-minute Q&A
    2. One top prize winner in each category(three companies)and one grand prize winner
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    Launch Exhibitions

    Tech collaborations by companies in the same field

    Discount booths for awardees

    H2 Innovation Award Zone Exhibition promotion support

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    Match Networking

    Support for business mentoring and investment consulting from government agencies and investors

    Consultation with foreign buyers during exhibition period

    Offline networking events



  • Event title : H2 Innovation Award

  • Date/venue : With H2 MEET / KINTEX, KOREA​

  • Hosts : Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association, H2KOREA

  • Sponsors : Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association, H2KOREA, Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology

  • Schedule

    1. Invitation/Registration

      Jul 4th(Mon) – Jul 22th(Fri)

    2. Presentation

      Aug 10th(Wed)

    3. Announcement of preliminary results

      Jul 27th(Wed)

    4. Ceremony

      Aug 31st(Thu)

    *The detailed schedule may change depending on the progress of the event.

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    H2 Innovation Award

    1. - H2 Production : Water Electrolysis, Carbon Capture,Renewable Energy(Wind Power, Nuclear Power, etc.)

    2. - H2 Storage & Distribution : Hydrogen Charging Station, Hydrogen Tank, Liquefied/Gas, Pipeline, Transportation, Safety, etc.

    3. - H2 Utilization : Related Industries such as Mobility, Fuel Cell, Steel, and Chemical

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    Preliminaries (Document screening)

    1. ·Document screening in each category

    Final presentation(PT) : Presentations to the media and the public

    1. ·Media and public PT will be held for companies that passed the preliminary round

    2. ·Selection of final winners and one grand prize winner according to the evaluation items

    3. ·Excellent technology introduction and public promotion support

    Judging Committee

    1. - Sponsors (Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association H2KOREA, Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology, investors, hydrogen and automotive industry players, journalists, e xperts in their respective fields, etc.

    Evaluation Items

    Criteria Evaluation Items
    Innovativeness Progressive 25

    Very good((25)



    Below average(10)


    Technicality leading technology 25
    Commerciality Marketability 25
    Possibility Scalability 25
    Total 100

    Detailed evaluation criteria is subject to change

  • icon_innovationApplication

    Jul 4th(Mon) – July 22th(Fri),2022 (E-mail registration,


  • Preliminary winners :

    Two in each category (6 companies)

    Top prize :

    One top prize winner in each category (3 companies)

    Grand prize :

    One grand prize winner


Type Category (Number of companies selected) Prize
Preliminary winners H2 Production (2 companies) H2 Storage & Distribution (2 companies) H2 Utilization (2 companies) KRW 1 million Discount on booth rates (for next year)


Type Category(Number of companies selected) Prize
Top prize H2 Production (1 company) H2 Storage & Distribution (1 company) H2 Utilization (1 company) KRW 3 million
Grand prize The most innovative company (1 company) KRW 5 million

icon_innovationContact Us

Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association
(H2 MEET Organizing Committee)

  1. Tel) 02-3660-1894, 1858

  2. Email)

  3. Homepage)

icon_innovationBenefits for Winners

Type Preliminary winners Top prize Grand prize
Benefits KRW 500,000 discounton booth rates KRW 1 million KRW 3 million
All winners receive a medal and a logo of recognition on their booths.

- Publicity (news segments and interviews)

- Outdoor and/or print advertising of H2 Mobility+Energy Show 2021

*Please refer to the attached file for other details.

Previous H2 Award (2021)​

12021 H₂ Innovation Award

  • Date :September 9th (Thu), 2021 / 10:00 – 15:30

  • Venue :KINTEX Hall 9

  • Awardee :10 companies

Grand prize​
(Hydrogen Energy)​
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    Top prize​ (Hydrogen Mobility) Hyundai MOBIS
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    Top prize​ (Hydrogen Charging & Infrastrucure) Dongwha Entec​
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    Top prize​ (Hydrogen Energy) BKM
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    Preliminary winners (Hydrogen Mobility) Vinssen
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    Preliminary winners​ (Hydrogen Charging & Infrastrucure) Magma​
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    Preliminary winners​ (Hydrogen Energy) KraftPowercon
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    Preliminary winners​ (Hydrogen Mobility) Hoerbiger​
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    Preliminary winners​ (Hydrogen Charging & Infrastrucure) Samjung E&C
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    Preliminary winners​ (Hydrogen Charging & Infrastrucure) Korea Gas Corporation, Doosan Fuel Cell​


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